Monthly Archives: May 2015

May 30 – What God Does For His Enemies

Romans 5; 1 Samuel 14; Psalm 59 One of the most maddening things I hear is people talking about being ready to follow God as soon as they are “good enough.” I can’t help but wonder what their definition of … Continue reading

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May 29 – I’m Blessed

Romans 4; 1 Samuel 13; Psalm 58 What does it mean to live in grace? What does it mean to be a person that follows Jesus? Paul quoted David’s words and they present a perfect picture. “Blessed are they whose … Continue reading

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May 28 – Seeking Spiritual Balance

Romans 3:9-31; 1 Samuel 12; Psalm 57 If you have ever talked to a Baptist, you probably know Romans 3:23. We like to talk to people about their relationship with God and this verse begins the process because it highlights … Continue reading

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May 27 – Heart Issues

Romans 2:1-3:8; 1 Samuel 10:17-11:15; Psalm 56 One of the problems in the early church was the struggle between the Jewish roots of Christianity and the all-inclusive nature of the gospel message. Many Jews felt an extra sense of pride … Continue reading

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May 26 – Dare We Mention Sin and Shame?

Romans 1:16-32; 1 Samuel 9:1-10:16; Psalm 55 Shame is a forgotten emotion in society today, as is sin. We no longer discuss sin, lest we traumatize someone trapped in that sin; and the idea that anyone should feel shame for … Continue reading

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May 25 – Faithfulness in the Midst of Persecution

Romans 1:1-15; 1 Samuel 8; Psalm 54 It’s important to remember that the gospel message was spread throughout the known world not only by Paul, but by every believer as they traveled. Aquila and Priscilla met Paul in Corinth after … Continue reading

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May 24 – Rememberances

Acts 28:17-31; 1 Samuel 6-7; Psalm 53 Have you ever thought about the words of some of our hymns, or do you just sing them laughing at some of the phraseology? One phrase that always gets most people comes from … Continue reading

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May 23 – Snake Bit!

Acts 28:1-16; 1 Samuel 4-5; Psalm 52 The ship that was taking Paul to Rome wrecked and all aboard were rescued on the island of Malta. As they were building a fire, a snake bit Paul and the islanders thought … Continue reading

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May 22 – The Death of Sin

Acts 27:13-44; 1 Samuel 3; Psalm 51 One of the “advancements” of our modern society is that we have eliminated sin. Actions that once caused shame and embarrassment before God and others no longer cause us such shame. In fact, … Continue reading

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May 21 – Let’s Get Real

Acts 27:1-12; 1 Samuel 2:11-36; Psalm 50 Eli was the priest at the main shrine in Israel before the Temple was built. He was a godly man and Samuel was entrusted to his care. His sons, however were problem children. … Continue reading

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